Wawona Meadow Loop

Wawona Meadow Loop

8308 Wawona Rd.
Yosemite National Park, California 95389
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This 3.5-mile hike is an easy two-hour loop that rings the Wawona Meadow.

Start this walk at the Wawona Hotel. Take the paved road across the Wawona golf course and take the first left onto an unpaved fire road. Follow the road around the meadow.

In the spring wildflowers are abundant along the trail.

Help us keep this trail beautiful and dog-friendly:
• Always follow the posted rules as they may have changed
• Respect and protect wildlife and habitats
• Pack in and pack out, leaving only paw prints

Photo Credit: Petra Jagodic (CC)
Photo Credit: Petra Jagodic (CC)
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Marlowe & Boomie exploring Yosemite National Park.<br/> Photo Credit: @thenuggetbros
Marlowe & Boomie exploring Yosemite National Park.
Photo Credit: @thenuggetbros
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Camping! Photo BIlly Goodman
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Trek with us along Highway 41 through the South (Wawona) Entrance in Madera County.   more »
Arch Rock entrance. Photo Judy Sutton.
Arch Rock entrance. Photo Judy Sutton.
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